Futurist Garry Golden shares how he sees the global COVID-19 pandemic shaping future outcomes for the transportation industry as a whole and for professionals. Garry was a Plenary Speaker at the 2020 ITE Annual Meeting and Exhibition and the session was sponsored by the ITE Consultants Council.
Hawaii is no stranger to natural disasters — over the course of several months between 2018-2019, the state faced flooding, landslides and volcanic eruptions. In this episode of the AASHTO ETAP Podcast, Ed Sniffen, Hawaii DOT deputy director for Highways, explains how HDOT plans and prepares to ensure organizational resilience.
One of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the temporary end to the traditional public meeting. Most of these gatherings have become virtual. On AASHTO’s ETAP Podcast, Arizona DOT’s Steve Olmsted, senior program manager, discusses ways in which his agency has approached the challenge of engaging the public and moving forward projects during a time of social distancing.
Robert Wunderlich, P.E., ITE Fellow and Director of the Center for Transportation Safety at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, discusses the Safe System approach to reducing serious injuries and fatalities on roadways. He highlights the various aspects of the Safe System, including roadway design that reduces user error and lowers impact forces, and explains what transportation professionals can do to help implement a Safe System approach.
For nearly four decades Pete Tauriello has been telling drivers in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut what awaits them during their travels. As part of a series of podcasts with alumni of Seton Hall‘s WSOU, he explains, there’s more to good traffic reporting than just running through a list of crashes and delays.
The ETAP Podcast’s inaugural episode features an interview with Allie Kelly, executive director of The Ray. Georgia’s innovative smart highway is the nation’s first public-private-philanthropic partnership. The podcast is presented by AASHTO’s (American Association of Highway and Transportation Officials) Environmental Technical Assistance Program.
Paul Skoutelas, President and CEO of the American Public Transportation Association, discusses both the short- and long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on public transit and how the industry is responding, as well as how funding from the CARES Act will be used to assist transit agencies throughout the recovery.